Name - Abijah Hollingsworth Skipper
Birth Date: 07 Apr 1821
Birth Place: Near the Little Pee Dee River, a few miles downriver from Galivant's Ferry, near old Zion Church, Horry District, South Carolina
Death Date: 25 Oct 1895 in Conway, Horry County, S.C.
Burial Place: Conway First United Methodist Churchyard, Conway, Horry County, South Carolina
Military Service - C. S. A.
Company and Regiment: 2nd Reg't., First Corps of South Carolina State Reserves
Military Unit Details:
Parents: Joel B. Skipper (1789-1876) & Elizabeth (1796-1863)
Wife: Sarah Caroline Smith (1829-1912)
Children: Caledonia L., Julia E. (who married riverboat captain Coleman S. Causey), Isadora C. (who married Henry Homer Burroughs), Sallie
Interesting Facts -
Prior to the War Between The States, Abijah Hollingsworth Skipper served as Manager of Elections for Horry District and Election Polls in 1841, 1843, 1851 and 1859. During the War, in addition to his military service with the S.C. State Reserves, he served on several Horry District boards and commissions, including the Soldiers Board of Relief. In 1868 he was elected sheriff of Horry County, a postion that he held until 1876. He was elected to the S.C. House of Representatives in 1878 and served until 1880. His home was located on the southeast corner of Laurel Street and Sixth Avenue in Conway.